Huntsville, AL – On Saturday, August 6th Arts Huntsville celebrated the opening of Walls to Walls: The Canvas Work of Huntsville Mural Artistsgallery show and the unveiling of the Huntsville Mural Map. Walls to Walls features the works of local mural artists Robert Bean, R.F. Daniel, Jahni Moore, Logan Tanner, Christina Wegman and Andy Winn, whose thematically diverse murals can be found around the Huntsville metropolitan region.
The “Underwater Moonlight” series. You can bid on each piece at the Arts Huntsville office at the VBC.
At the opening, the featured artists collaborated live on three paintings, titled Underwater Moonlight 1, 2 and 3. The public can bid on the three paintings now through October 28, 2016, at the Arts Huntsville office in the Von Braun Center. All funds raised will support Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment’s efforts to build an outdoor classroom and artist workspace.
Arts Huntsville also unveiled the first-ever Huntsville Mural Map at the reception. Arts Huntsville commissioned local artist David Nuttall of Artimaps to create the map to lead local residents and visitors to view murals around the Huntsville metropolitan region.
The Walls to Wallsgallery show’s works are now on display and for sale in the Arts Huntsville Gallery at the Von Braun Center from Monday, August 8th through October 28th, 2016.
You can purchase any of the pieces featured in the show and bid on the Underwater Moonlight series at the Arts Huntsville office or by calling 519-ARTS (2787).
Artist David Nutall with his Huntsville Mural Map, commissioned by Arts Huntsville. The map shows where local artists’ murals can be seen around Huntsville
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Huntsville, AL – Arts Huntsville is proud to announce the opening of Walls to Walls: The Canvas Work of Huntsville Mural Artistsgallery show and the unveiling of the Huntsville Mural Map on Saturday, August 6th. The gallery show will feature the works of local mural artists Robert Bean, R.F. Daniel, Jahni Moore, Logan Tanner, Christina Wegman and Andy Winn, whose thematically diverse murals can be found around the Huntsville metropolitan region.
The gallery’s opening reception will be held at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment on Saturday, August 6th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the First Floor Connector. The featured artists will collaborate on three paintings LIVE at the event. The finished pieces will be auctioned off in a silent auction, with bidding beginning at the event that evening. The public can continue to bid on the pieces throughout the duration of the exhibit at the Arts Huntsville office in the Von Braun Center. All funds raised will support Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment’s efforts to build an outdoor classroom and artist workspace.
Arts Huntsville will also unveil the first-ever Huntsville Mural Map at the reception. Arts Huntsville commissioned local artist David Nuttall of Artimaps to create the map to lead local residents and visitors to view murals around the Huntsville metropolitan region.
“The Huntsville Mural Walk map offers the community a way to discover and experience some of Huntsville’s most vibrant pieces of public art created by artists here in our community,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, executive director of Arts Huntsville. “We look forward to adding to this map as artists continue to enrich our local landscape with their work.”
After the opening reception, the gallery show’s works will be on display and for sale in the Arts Huntsville Gallery at the Von Braun Center from Monday, August 8th through October 28th, 2016. You can purchase any of the pieces featured in the show at the Arts Huntsville office or by calling 519-ARTS (2787).
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Huntsville, AL – Arts Huntsville and Downtown Huntsville Inc. invite artists, lighting professionals, game designers, event producers, environmental design specialists, and makers of all backgrounds to submit proposals for the third annual LIT: Light + Innovation + Technology. This light and projection arts festival drew more than 3,000 attendees in its inaugural year and the event is poised to grow even more in its third return to the Downtown Huntsville Square on August 27, 2016.
For one night annually, digital art projections, colorful light and environmental designs transform all four sides of the Downtown Square into a living work of art. This juried festival celebrates the uniqueness of Huntsville through the fusion of light, innovation and technology.
On August 27, 2016 four artistic teams will showcase their projects and compete for the festival’s cash prizes. The selected artists will draw for the side of the square they will illuminate for the event; the four artistic teams selected through the RFP process will receive a cash prize following the event, with prizes awarded as follows: 1st place, $2500; 2nd place, $1000; 3rd place, $500 and 4th place, $500.
SCOPE OF WORK
We are looking for artists or artistic teams to submit a proposal describing the digital art installation, light installation or other illuminated environmental design they will create for one side of the square on August 27, 2016. We want to see how you will use downtown Huntsville as a canvas for color, light and more.
Artists/artistic teams won’t know until they are chosen which side of the square will act as their canvas, therefore submissions should be adaptable to any side. (Artists/artistic teams will be assigned their installation area thru random drawing following the jury process. The previous winner will be able to select their side.) Content submitted should be acceptable for audiences of all ages. Artists will be responsible for providing their own equipment and for projecting their work from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on August 27, 2016. Artists must provide electrical needs and note if additional test time is needed. Set-up will begin at noon on August 26, 2016. All reasonable accommodations will be made for the selected artistic teams.
All submissions received by June 30, 2016 will be reviewed anonymously by a jury. Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted. Artists will be notified via email of selection status by July 15, 2016. Testing will take place on August 26 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. On August 27, set-up will begin at noon. All artists/artistic teams must be completely installed at ready to go live at 5:30 p.m. on August 27, 2016. Cash prizes will be awarded within two weeks following the event.
There is no application fee and artists retain complete ownership of their works. Please note that in submitting an entry, you agree to allow Arts Huntsville, Downtown Huntsville Inc. and/or its sponsoring partners and local media unrestricted use of your artwork (in part or in whole) for promotional purposes.
Selected artists/artistic teams will be notified of their installation area on the Square (North/South/East/West) after the jury process is complete. Each artist/artistic team will be assigned a number and the selection committee will draw numbers to assign installation areas.
Please note: Entries may include new or existing short digital videos or entirely new interactive work. Audio may be included as long as artist provides equipment. If audio is to be part of the proposal it must be submitted with the entry.
All entries must include:
Project Description detailing your planned digital projection, lighting installation or other illuminated environmental design encompassing one side of Huntsville’s downtown square.
Type of work
o Video files of past work may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos may also be uploaded to vimeo.com or YouTube with links emailed to the below address.
Equipment planned for installation
Power requirements and any special installation requirements (Testing will be available August 26, 2016 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Equipment may not remain on the square overnight.)
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Have you ever purchased a piece of art and didn’t know what to do with it? If you’ve always wanted to create a gallery wall in your home, or incorporate art throughout your home, this tour is for you. On January 30, join us for Arts Huntsville’s inaugural Art Tour of Homes.
Five local art enthusiasts will open their home to inspire visitors to start or grow their collection of art. The Art Tour of Homes will take tour goers from Monte Sano to Twickenham, to the Medical District and Jones Valley. Attendees will be delighted by a variety of collections and décor styles. By showcasing how art is part of living spaces, Arts Huntsville hopes to create a greater understanding of how anyone at any price point can use art to enhance their environments. Each home and collection tells a story of its own and offers a glimpse at the pieces and artists your neighbors love. This will also serve as an opportunity to learn about the Huntsville area’s growing and thriving arts community.
“We have a tremendous growing and vibrant visual arts community,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, executive director of Arts Huntsville. “We hope this tour will encourage people to collect local art, to grow their collections and to make art part of their everyday life.”
The Art Tour of Homes will feature:
The Five Points home of Sue and Steve Johnson (1005 Wells Avenue)
The Twickenham home of Cheryl and Ken Hovanes (414 Eustis Avenue)
The Medical District home of Cindy Hallman (120 Bibb Road)
The Monte Sano home of Peggy and Jim Bilbro (4017 Panorama Drive)
The Jones Valley home of Lara Isbell and Kent Chojnacki ( 1237 Deborah Drive)
Tour attendees will also be provided with a list of local resources for starting or growing their art collections.
The Art Tour of Homes will be held on January 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the homes on the day of the event. You can start the tour at any of the five homes. Advance ticketsmay be purchased at the Arts Huntsville offices at 700 Monroe St, Suite 2 by cash or check.
For more information, call Arts Huntsville at 256-519-2787.
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Just as important as the thoughtful gifts we give to family and friends are the memories we make with them. From ballet to theater, wildlife encounters and light displays, this Holiday Season you can experience the Joy of the Season through the arts, entertainment and cultural offerings of our member organizations.
Tigers for Tomorrow
708 County Rd. 345
This holiday why not go a little wild? Get up close and personal with tigers, bears, and more at Tigers For Tomorrow. This non profit wild animal preserve and environmental education center, provides a permanent home to over 170 animals – mostly big cats, bears and wolves. They are located 1.5 hours from Huntsville, so turn that car ride into a Christmas song sing-a-long!
Holiday Promotions: Tigers for Tomorrow is offering a 20% off gift coupon for a private tour of the preserve. This gift with special discount must be purchased by Dec 20th. Call 256-524-4150 & mention the word “Huntsville” to get this 20% discount off of private tour. Tigers for Tomorrow will mail you the gift and all you have to do is reserve your private tour!
Tigers for Tomorrow also has a gift shop with offerings perfect for the nature lover in your family!
Ticket Price: Private tours without the discount are regularly $30 per person with a 4 person minimum or $120.
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater presents A Christmas Carol Von Braun Center Playhouse
700 Monroe St.
December 4th – 13th
Just like sparkling ornaments, candy canes, and snowmen are synonymous with Christmas, so is A Christmas Carol. In this musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater will take you on a journey with Scrooge as he visits his past, present, and future on Christmas Eve. This production has become a family tradition for many in the Tennessee Valley for the past 26 years. Performances start on December 4th and run through December 13th.
Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre presents The Nutracker Lee High School Auditorium
2500 Meridian St N
December 4th – 6th
Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre is taking their performance of this holiday staple to the Lee High School stage on December 4th – 6th. The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Join AYBT as they tell the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.
Ticket Prices: Adults: $18 — Seniors/Military/Students: $14 — Children 10 & Under: $12
Get your tickets online by clicking here, in the studio office, and at the door prior to shows. Tickets purchased online will be available for pick up at Will Call. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to shows. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to shows. All tickets are general admission.
Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex presents Ava’s One Wish/Learn to Ice Skate Camp Huntsville Iceplex at 3185 Leeman Ferry Rd
December 4th – 6th / December 21st-23rd
The Huntsville Iceplex is a 501 (C) 3 organization that supports figure skating, ice skating, and hockey and has been a part of the community for almost 50 years. This December 4th – 6th they will bring Ava’s One Wish to the ice once again! The Huntsville Iceplex will also host a Learn to Ice Skate Camp December 21st- 23rd.
Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Now – January 2nd
Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights has become a Huntsville tradition! This holiday light extravaganza features larger-than-life animated light displays, Santa soaring over a delightful winter village, nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season, and a twinkling icicle forest. Experience the wonder by foot on one of the garden’s specified walking nights, or take a drive through the garden. Galaxy of Lights continues through January 2nd.
The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) has long been considered the region’s premier performing arts group, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra has set the standard in North Alabama for artistic quality, community support and service through education.
Holiday Promotions: HSO ticket vouchers make great holiday gifts for hard-to-shop for family and friends. You purchase the voucher and the recipient gets to choose which season’s show to attend! Price ranger from under $50 to $100
Huntsville Ballet Company presents The Nutracker Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
December 11th – 13th
The Huntsville Ballet Company is keeping the annual tradition alive with its 47th annual production of The Nutcracker, a holiday classic and a favorite tradition in Huntsville! Make holiday memories with this production set in antebellum Huntsville with a nod to local legends and traditions set to the delightful and familiar score by Tchaikovsky performed by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
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Public Art Dedication: Friday, October 23, 2015 – 10:00 am
Community Celebration: Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am
The Arts Council, Inc., in partnership with Twickenham Square Venture LLC, Huntsville Housing Authority and The City of Huntsville, invites the community to celebrate the dedication of the public art installation “We Gather Here to Honor.” This site-specific public art commission honors the contributions of Dr. William Hooper Councill and Dr. Sonnie Hereford III to education in Huntsville, memorializes the history of African American education in the area and celebrates the community’s future educational hopes and aspirations.
About the Installation
The installation features a tile bench in the shape of a sunflower, with flower petals created from the footprints of Dr. Hereford III, his family, city leaders and community members. The artist used footprints to incorporate community involvement and symbolize leaving one’s mark on the future. There is a tree planted in the middle of the sunflower, providing an opportunity to gather and socialize as people have in the neighborhood for generations. A closer look at the top of the bench petals reveal details honoring Drs. Councill and Hereford III.
In the 1860’s, Dr. Councill was a pioneer in education for African American students in Huntsville and served as the first principal of The State Colored Normal School which trained African American teachers and grew into Alabama A & M University. In 1963, Dr. Hereford made more education history on the day he enrolled his son, Sonnie the IV in Fifth Avenue School as the first African American student to attend a white public school in Alabama.
Dedication & Community Celebration
The dedication will be held at Twickenham Square on Pelham Avenue between Gallatin Street and Dorothy Ford Lane on Friday, October 23rd at 10:00am. A Community Celebration will be held at the same location on Saturday, October 24th from 9:00am – 11:00am. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature music performances by local saxophonist Reginald Jackson and performers from Valley Conservatory of Music. The Boys and Girls Club, Huntsville/Madison County Public Library, Earlyworks Family of Museums, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre and Academy and the Arts Council will be on-site with children’s activities, information and interactive experiences. Attendees will also have the opportunity to leave fingerprints on their own sunflower through a hands-on art project that mirrors the aesthetics and significance of the public art installation.
About the Artist
Angelica Pozo has a resume that includes community-involved artwork in Cleveland, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland. She has taught ceramics and sculpture in Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and has served as the visiting artist/artist in residence at universities and conferences across the United States and in Chile. She attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia before going on to receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics and her Masters of Fine Arts, Ceramics, from the University of Michigan.
Please join us at the celebration!
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